O’Reilly’s ONDotNet: Four years ago, a new upstart language named C# surprised the development world with its elegance and consistency. Now that Microsoft has released a technology preview version of Visual Studio 2005 (formerly codenamed Whidbey), .NET’s favorite language is back with some new innovations. In this two-part series, you’ll get a first look at threeContinue reading “New language features in C# 2.0”
InfoWorld: J2SE 1.6, which is scheduled for a beta release this fall with general availability eyed for 2005, is slated to feature an isolates function to boost application-sharing in the JVM, according to Murali Kaundinya, senior Java architect for Sun Software Services. The isolates capability would enable isolated entities to perform localized computation without requiringContinue reading “J2SE 1.6: Finally a shared VM”
BusinessWeek: To get the already-delayed follow-up to Windows XP out the door by 2006, it has decided to omit some of the most ambitious features […] To get Longhorn out the door in its new timeframe, Microsoft has curbed its ambition. In a Mar. 4 e-mail to Windows workers, Vice-President Joe Peterson broke the news:Continue reading “WinFS to be implemented only partly in Longhorn”
Just found these in my pictures folder. Wasn’t I cute? ;) Which of those three am I?
Each day I get about 2 comments to either my “MSN nicknames should be forbidden” or “Starwars kid moves” entry. If they’re not offensive (some people enjoy yelling at this Starwars kid figure in, well, let’s just say “inappropriate wording”) they use very poor language. Some examples: I think dat all u pplz who dontContinue reading “Online Writing Style”
When it comes to letters, people usually know how to write a clean and clear letter. However, when it comes to e-mailing, posting on bulletin boards and communication through instant messengers, many people completely lose it. Call me a stickler, but the way people write really changes the way I think of them and IContinue reading “Online Writing Style Tips”
I sold my “old” laptop (15″ 3.5kg heavyweight) to my brother. It was too big, too heavy and lasted to short on its batteries (2.5 hours or so) to use it at school. My brother wanted a laptop and he bought it from me for a reasonable price. What I wanted was a small, lightContinue reading “Ordered an iBook”
NearWildHeaven: In response to the recent release of GNOME 2.6 and a slightly off-base and unfounded article, I thought I would write up a general review of the usability strides and general functionality strides recently made by GNOME, highlighting a few instances (among an infinite number) where GNOME squashes the offerings of Microsoft or evenContinue reading “The state and future of GNOME”